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MDEQ Issues Closure for all Mississippi Gulf Coast Beaches

(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued a closure Monday for all beaches across the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  The beaches are closed to access as a public health precaution until the hurricane debris … Continue reading

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Crews work to restore power following Hurricane Nate

Media Contact: Lorri Freeman, Manager of Public Relations – 228-218-0840 – freeman@singingriver.com  Singing River Electric crews were joined by eight different Mississippi electric cooperative crews today and six contract crews. The crews, working together, will continue to work into the … Continue reading

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MDOT response underway after Nate; motorists advised to stay off Hwy 90

PEARL, MISS.- Hurricane Nate’s landfall on the Mississippi Gulf Coast brought a significant storm surge, heavy rainfall and high winds to the state. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) began clearing debris last night as the storm passed and are … Continue reading

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Power Outage Update 10 am.

SUNDAY: October 8, 2017 Electric power associations, serving in south Mississippi, are reporting approximately 41,400 meters without electric service at 7:00 a.m. Singing River Electric, serving in the hardest hit area, has 32,700 outages and Coast Electric is reporting 8,700 … Continue reading

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Nate Update:

All curfews lifted on the gulf coast, still only travel if necessary while roads are cleared and assessed.

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Health Department Issues Precautions For Food Safety

In the case of an electrical outage, it is important to be careful to ensure food safety. Discard any food that has been at room temperature for two hours or more, and any food that has an unusual odor, color, … Continue reading

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Jackson County to Lift Curfew

PASCAGOULA, Miss – The Jackson County Office of Emergency Services has received no reports of injuries or any major  reports of damage throughout the County.  Three (3) rescues were reported. If any resident has a flooded or damaged home, contact your … Continue reading

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State Medical Needs Shelter Opened

JACKSON, Miss. – Beginning at 4 p.m. today in response to Hurricane Nate, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) will open the State Medical Needs Shelter, located on Coy Avenue in Wiggins. This facility is a shelter of last … Continue reading

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MDOT advises motorists to stay off roads during Hurricane Nate     

  The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is forecasting Hurricane Nate will make landfall tonight along the Mississippi Gulf Coast as a Category 2. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) urges motorists to exit highways as the storm comes ashore and … Continue reading

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Coast Casinos Closing

All Mississippi Coast Casinos are closing at 5 p.m. according to the MS Gaming Commission.

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